Reviews for Wires and nerve

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Gr 7 Up-The "Lunar Chronicles" continue in this entertaining graphic novel sequel to the existing volumes. This follow-up to the futuristic fairy-tale retellings centers on Iko, cyborg mechanic Cinder's best friend. Acclimating to her human body, the android is trying to help Queen Cinder of Luna ease tensions with Earth by hunting down rogue wolf-hybrid soldiers who were once enslaved by Cinder's evil stepmother and have now been banished to the green planet. Joined by other familiar characters (Cress, Winter, Thorne), loyal Iko defends the new queen against her enemies. Fans will be able to jump easily into this narrative and will welcome the protagonist's humorous commentary and the friends' camaraderie. Newcomers will be helped by a prologue that introduces all of the main characters and flashbacks that are sprinkled throughout. This first volume in a duology is split into seven chapters, each action-packed and fast-paced. The romantic tension building up between Iko and a protective royal guard not only is juicy but also speaks to deeper themes-humanity, loyalty, prejudice, sovereignty, and more. The blue and white monochromatic art lends itself well to the setting: a futuristic Earth and the Lunar kingdom. VERDICT The diverse cast, the charming dialogue, and the clean design make this sci-fi fantasy sequel a must-have for graphic novel and YA collections.-Shelley M. Diaz, School Library Journal Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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Cinder is restored to her rightful place on the throne of the moon, but all is not well with the world below. Former Queen Levana's wolf-hybrid soldiers still roam Earth, threatening the tenuous peace. Ivo, Cinder's loyal servant and friend, takes it on herself to hunt down these monsters. But one little android may not be enough to stop a force of monsters, even with a heart of gold wire and a lot of nerve. Meyer's first graphic novel picks up immediately after the end of her Lunar Chronicles series with a smoothly done recap at the beginning. Ivo is a feisty character and a wonderful narrator. Her tale has all the elements: action, drama, multiracial characters, some hints of romance, and quite a bit of humor. Holgate's art clearly details each young adult character, while keeping the action clear and exciting. Fans of the series will be eager for volume two, while new fans will quickly head to the novels for the backstories.--Wildsmith, Snow Copyright 2017 Booklist

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